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0003989Kali Linux[All Projects] Tool Upgradepublic2017-05-17 18:18
Assigned Tosbrun 
Product Version2016.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003989: Update realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms driver to v5.1.5 branch
Descriptionastsam driver has a new branch: v5.1.5 that seems pretty stable and it seems a few USB IDs got added (I have one adapter not supported with the current version (4.3.21) and its USB ID is in v5.1.5.
Additional InformationIt might be worth compiling the 8821A driver too (on top of 8812AU and 8814A).
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kimocoder (reporter)

* Couple of issues on this driver still, give it couple of weeks/month to be patched up. One of the issues is related to airmon-ng, causing it to fail to setup monitor mode. But doing it manual (setting monitor mode) is working and there is a patch on it's way for it.


Mister_X (reporter)

kimcoder, you have the same "issue" with the current version (it is not an airmon-ng issue). It is due to the fact that the driver is not great quality and mixes old stuff with some newer stuff (mac80211) as you can see on their github repository. Putting it in monitor mode (v4 or v5) is the same weird procedure (and none of them are supported by airmon-ng).

Check the forum, I posted a link to their repo, someone had the same "issue".


kimocoder (reporter)

Yeah I know, but there are patch available for a fix for that one. Adding/creating interface. Will try compiling it using some patches I've collected this weekend and take a look

Adding "SET_NETDEV_DEV(mon_ndev, wiphy_dev(pwdev_priv->rtw_wdev->wiphy));"

++ memcpy


kimocoder (reporter)

*** NOTICE: The 5.1.5 branch in somehow stable, but the v4.3.21 is more functionally.

- txpower stuck on 12 @ 5.1.5 branch, while 18 (and support to 30) on v4.3.21 branch


Mister_X (reporter)

So, what you're saying is that you've measured the output power and it's 6db (+- 1db) higher with driver 4.x? Or it's just what is displayed when running iwconfig?


kimocoder (reporter)

significant difference @ spectrum regarding to power, and the inj. also seems to got some issues, mostly inj. in comparison to the lower branch which worked fine except some smaller problems like the airmon-ng mather. but *note* I'm testing the 8814AU drivers, not the 8812AU or others in the stack. also collected some patches around, forked the drivers and added more devices + trying some other stuff. time will fix most problems anyway, too much nerds around these days.

* summary: 4.x-branch is more usable today, than the 5.1.x-branch would be tomorrow.. at least running @ 8814AU on AWUS1900 ut seems

have a great weekend Mr (^^,)


kimocoder (reporter)

buffered or paused / bursty data frame injection reported @ https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au/issues/30

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-05-01 00:11 Mister_X New Issue
2017-05-02 09:24 rhertzog Assigned To => sbrun
2017-05-02 09:24 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2017-05-11 16:12 kimocoder Note Added: 0006661
2017-05-11 16:52 Mister_X Note Added: 0006662
2017-05-11 20:03 kimocoder Note Added: 0006664
2017-05-12 12:45 kimocoder Note Added: 0006671
2017-05-12 17:18 Mister_X Note Added: 0006674
2017-05-12 22:37 kimocoder Note Added: 0006676
2017-05-17 18:18 kimocoder Note Added: 0006712
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